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Former Clipper Caron Butler stands behind players in the Donald Sterling situation

by Anthony Slater Published: April 28, 2014

Caron Butler spent the past two seasons with the Clippers, battling through playoff wars with many of the guys who are now shrouded in the middle of the Donald Sterling controversy.

And as the current Thunder forward watched Sunday’s emotional game between the Clippers and Warriors, he fully supported the silent stand be his former teammates against Sterling’s racially charged comments which were exposed over the weekend.

“Those my brothers still,” Butler said on Monday. “We still have relationships outside of basketball. So I always pull for them, what they decide to do off the court.

Clipper players wore black socks and wristbands as a sign of silent protest. They also turned their shooting shirts inside out so the Clipper logo couldn’t be seen.

“When I got news, I thought it was just a bad situation, an unfortunate situation,” Butler said. “And I agree with my peers all around the league. There’s no room in our game for that or our society.”

Butler said, during his time in Los Angeles, he didn’t know Sterling well enough to have any idea of his personal ideologies.

“No,” he said. “Didn’t know him. I just knew he was the owner and knew him like that. That’s it.”

by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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